Singapore: CNB arrests 3 drug traffickers from Joo Chiat apartment, 3.5 kg of heroin seized

Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers say the investigations are going on.

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Representational image of heroine seized after a raid. Reuters

Singapore's Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said three suspected drug traffickers were arrested on Thursday after a raid conducted at an apartment in Joo Chiat. The agency said in a press release that suspects included three Singaporeans - two men aged 43 and 44, and a 39-year-old woman.

CNB said a total of 3.5kg of heroin, 160g of Ice, 44g of cannabis, a small amount of Erimin-5 and ecstacy tablets, and a bottle of methadone were seized at the apartment, located on Ceylon Road. The authorities said the drugs have a street value of about S$265,270.

According to CNB, the investigations are going on. If convicted of trafficking more than 15g of pure heroin, the suspects might face the death penalty. The same penalty is applicable for those convicted of trafficking more than 500g of cannabis.